Wednesday, December 26, 2012

2013 Calendar Card

Here is a slightly different take on the easel card.  I used it as a card, but added the calendar to the front to  make it a gift for all year long.  Many people say that they love the homemade cards and don't want to throw them make it into something that they can also use!!  I used the pattern of the easel card.  This measures 5 1/2" x 11 and scored at 2 3/4" and the 5 1/2".  The front panel is 5 1/2" squared and adhered to the 2 3/4" section of the card.  Then I decorated the front of the card with stamps from the Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters Collection and some of the beautiful accent dies that are exclusive to HC!  For more detailed instructions, visit the HC blog!  While you are there check out all the beautiful projects that are there!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Winter Cardinals

Have I mentioned before that I love this Cardinal Set CLR005A from Prickley Pear??  I love the versatility of it.  The first card shows the solid Cardinal stamped with the Rubarb Memento Ink Pad.  Just add a sentiment and some pine boughs and you have a warm winter card.  On the second card I used the open cardinal with snowflakes.  First you cut out the cardinal image with the cardinal die.  Then you stamp the image onto the cut out.  Then to color, I used Distress Inks.  First I used the Wild honey and sponged the ink onto the beak.   Then I sponged the bird with the Barn Door Ink.  Finally, I add some sponged Aged Mahogany to the edges.  Using the lattice cut out, I sponged the Faded Denim Distress Ink through the lattice piece onto the card.  Cut out the holly from the Cheery Lynn die and added some of snow with the snow marker and glitter.  I hope you enjoyed seeing more samples of this beautiful bird set...check out more inspiration from the PPRS blog!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Like I said last week...I love these Timeless Amour Dies.  They are so elegant and beautiful.  They work perfectly for cards you want to make whether for Valentine's Day, Anniversaries or for wedding cards.  The Timeless Amour papers are warm and gorgeous as well.  Here I used the Delicate Asters as the flower of choice for this card.  The different 3-D flowers add beauty to any card!  Look for more ideas on the HC blog!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Prickley Pear Monday

Here is a "Holly"day tree! For a challenge in the local Stamp Club, we were to use a tree on a card.  I decided to use the Holly from the Prickley Pear CLR020 Holly Berry Stamp Set and the matching PPRS D020 Holly Berry Die.  I cut out the hollys out of white cardstock.  Then I stamped the holly onto the cut out with the Cottage Ivy Memento Ink Pad.  Then I layered the holly to create a tree.  I then added some glitter and with the design on the holly looks like a snowy tree!  See more inspiration on the PPRS blog today!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pinecone Cardinal

For the Prickley Pear theme we are using Pinecones/Trees.  Here I used the new CLR005A Cardinals Set 2 from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and the matching PPRS D005 Cardinal die.  I colored the pinecones and the cardinal with Distress Inks and Memento Ink Pads...using the sponge applicator from Ranger Products.  I stamped the pinecones on the music staff three time.  Once for the image and twice more to color and cut out the pinecones.  I popped up the pinecones to 3-D them on the music and on the cardinal.  I added some punch pine needles from McGill.  Hop on over to the PPRS blog to see what the other design team members did for this woodsy theme!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

You Mean the World

I love this new Timeless Amour die set.  I used the lacey heart die for the accents to the corners of this Nestabilities Label three.  This discovery happened by mistake.  I was cutting out the lacey heart and when I went to remove the paper the top part of the heart ripped.  I wondered if there was some way I could salvage part of the heart.  Then I thought about this label and thought this just might work!  I love the outcome!!  I used the Timeless Amour paper as the background and then used the tattered blossoms with the distress leaves.  These leaves are only available through the end of December, so be sure to get them while you can!  We do have a few in-stock at The Stamp Shoppe.  All the leaves and flowers are cut out with matching dies.  This makes it so easy to make beautiful, realistic flowers!  Don't forget to check out the HC blog and find out how you can get a $20 Gift Certificate from Heartfelt Creations.  This is our way of saying "Thank You" to all our loyal customers!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Calendar Easel Card

With 2013 just around the corner, I decided to make a calendar easel card.  This way, it is a card as well as an altered project!!  I used the Prickley Pear Dragonflies 2 Set CLR0011A with the matching butterfly die.  Then I stamped some of the Clearly Beautiful Flowers with the matching flower die.  The images were all colored with the Copic Markers RV91, RV93, RV95.  Then I layered the flowers and formed the butterfly wings to add dimension.  The vine die is from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The lacey border was created with the Martha Stewart border punch.  Add some accents like faux stitches with the ScorBuddy and ScorBug and some pearls and the project is complete!  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to see more inspiration on the PPRS blog!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Holiday Lamp

This Thursday, the Prickley Pear Blog is featuring Lamp stamps guessed it! Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!  This lantern is a wood mounted called Winter's Glow HH0082.  I stamped it on white cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.  Then I cut it out with the Label die.  Leave the die over the paper and sponge with the Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  I used the swirl die here from Heartfelt Creaitons.  The snow is made with the Marvy Snow Markers and ultra fine glitter.  Then you heat the "Snow" with the heat tool and it puffs up to create the fluffly snow.  To see other samples with lamp stamps from Prickley Pear, be sure to click here to go to their blog!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Poinsettias are very popular this year and it seems it is the item that we have the most trouble keeping in-stock.  As I was looking at the lilies stamp, I thought that if I would just color it would look like a poinsettia!  I used the Malabar Clematis stamp and colored them with Copic Markers R46 and R59.  Then I cut out the lilies with the matching die.  Using different sizes and I layered them together and created the poinsettia.  I love to find different ways of using the same stamps to create different flowers and different looks.  I used the Yuletide Sentiments to create a focal point and added the poinsettias for accents.  Use some of the beautiful decorator paper from the Frosty Blanket Paper Collection to complete the look.  The Design Team has been busy creating beautiful projects, so be sure to check out the HC blog today!

Monday, December 3, 2012

A Winter's Peace

I am using the Prickley Pear's new Bare Branch tree on this card. First of all, I ripped a piece of cardstock to be double the width of my card.  Then I layed it over the 4" x 5 1/4" white cardstock.  I stamped the tree once, then with out re-inking the stamp, I stamped the tree again.  I repeated this to have a row of trees that had the effect of distance.  The trees were stamped while the ripped paper is on the cardstock, so that it masks the bottom of the trees.  Then I sponged with the weathered wood Distress ink over the ripped edge.  I move the ripped paper mask down and over about 1" and repeated the sponging with the Distress Ink until I reached the bottom of the card.  Then I sponge the sky with the Stormy Sky Distress Ink.  I stamped the small cardinal from the CLR027B Winter Scallop Oval Stamp Set in one of the trees and colored it with Copic Marker R46.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the CLR019A Victorian Ornament 2 Clear Set onto a strip of white cardstock and matted it with navy cardstock.  Add some glitter to the trees and the layered snow and some silver pearls to the sentiment strip.  Be sure to check out the PPRS blog for more inspiration from the Design Team!